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Claudia Azucena
Claudia Azucena has a business selling general merchandise. She started the business with her own funds because she was looking for a way to help with the household expenses. But over time she has been able to make progress with her business. She has been doing this work for more than 12 years, and it has been an important means of support for the two children in her care. The loan that she requests will be used to buy clothing, shoes, cosmetics, bed sheets and towels. She dreams of expanding her business and providing better service each day to her customers.
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Claudia Azucena se dedica a la venta de mercadería en general. Inicio con fondos propios con el objetivo de buscar apoyo con los gastos del hogar. Pero con el paso del tiempo es que ha podido sacar adelante su medio de vida. Hace más de 12 años que tiene este medio de vida, por lo que ha sido importante para mantener 2 hijos a su cargo. El financiamiento que solicita es para la compra de ropa, calzado, cosméticos, sabanas y toallas. Sueña con aumentar su negocio y mejorar cada día más el servicio de sus clientes.

Additional Information

Fundación Leon 2000

This loan is administered by Fundación Leon 2000. Fundación Leon 2000 began operations in 1993 as the first microfinance institution to serve the western part of Nicaragua, a country which continues to be one of the poorest in the western hemisphere. Fundación Leon 2000 works to further the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises through credit services and management, applying the best credit industry practices and technical expertise. Additionally, Fundación Leon manages several business and financial education programs in the community, specifically for young entrepreneurs and at-risk youth. Fundación Leon 2000’s group of experienced and dedicated employees works in 7 offices in Leon, Chinandega, Chichigalpa, Somotillo, Jinotepe, El Sauce, and Nagarote and serves several thousand clients (the majority of whom are women).

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,385,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Claudia Azucena to buy clothing, shoes, cosmetics, bed sheets and towels.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012